I often wonder if people who lived 100 years ago had the same orthopedic problems that we see every day in our clinic. These were people who pushed, pulled, reached, squatted, lifted, and twisted throughout many days. Although it was hard work, I bet they did better than people do today. It seems backwards to me that with all of our modern conveniences, low back pain seems to be more prevalent.
The total cost of back pain to the American economy – including treatment, employer expenses, and loss of wages – is in the tens to hundreds of bi